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Urinary tract infections: Focus on safe medication use

  By Elizabeth Si and Certina Ho Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can generally be classified into several categories (Table 1), are one of...

Pandemic shines a light on SickKids’ Peer Support Program

At a time that many hospitals are considering peer support programs in response to the pandemic, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) recognized the...

The pressures of COVID-19 on an already stressful environment for health workers

By Dr. Ann Collins Tired and anxious. As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada these two words go a long way...

Prevention and management of skin damage related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By K LeBlanc, C Heerschap, B Butt, J Bresnai-Harris, L Wiesenfeld “What do I say to a nurse in tears with a pressure injury on...

Our nurses are not okay: Protecting the mental health of frontline hospital workers

 By Tegan Slot She’s a package wrapped neatly – tied tightly with a piece of string. Don’t ask her how she is - she’s...

The 5W’s of medication incident reporting

By Yi Zhou Situ, Bita Janzadeh and Certina Ho According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) “Definition of Terms” ,...

CovidCARE Peer Support Program at Halton Healthcare

By Zita Raponi While no one can change the realities of COVID-19, staff and physicians at Halton Healthcare are finding comfort and strength through a...

Over half of physicians continue to have issues accessing personal protective equipment (PPE)

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned about continued challenges physicians are experiencing accessing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) following results of the third...

Supporting mental health of front-line health professionals

By Arthur C. Evans Jr Every night, thousands of New Yorkers step out on their balconies and break into a round of applause as the...

How to disclose a medication incident to your patient: A suggested approach

By Grant Fuller and Certina Ho Every patient has the right to be informed when an incident associated with medication therapy has occurred. Healthcare...

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